Costco Wholesale Employee Review
Hard to say
Overall, my experience working at Costco was decent. Generally speaking, the work was difficult at first to complete in the given time, but got better with time. Job security is great, hours are very consistent (31 hours every single week for me as a part-timer). The management at my location was easily the worst part of the job. Most of the managers had very little clue as to what they were doing, rarely ever praised employees for excellent work but were quick to talk down whenever the job wasnt done properly/on time. In conclusion, definitely a good job if you need something very consistent (i wouldnt recommend the Central Mississauga location, however).
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Night Merch/ForkLift Operator (531) - Costco is known for being a great place to work, what they fail to mention is how terrible it is starting out. Your are surrounded by senior staff members who make in some cases double the same amount of money you are for the same amount of work. In most cases their senior staff members feel invincible and slack off the majority of the time making it even more infuriating. This in turn creates a lot of staff turnover which forces management to hire young staff members to keep up, but because the majority of people are between 18-24 it feels like high school all over again. People only help their "friends" but then when they fall behind you will be expected to stay and help them. As for management themselves, you will either love them or hate them from my experience. Random managers showing up from other warehouses try and assert dominance gets old extremely fast. Overall, unless you plan on working here for the rest of your life, don't bother working here at all. I didn't even mention how entitled and arrogant the "members" are, and good luck trying working any weekend shift, place is slammed and always understaffed.
advancement, pay based on seniority
pay based on seniority, no incentive for hard work, understaffed, extremely busy, poor management, arrogant customers, low moral
my issue was at the heartland location was management. I had told them I need to work less hours because I had acquired an second job. But they did not care about me so I had left. Outside of that the job was okay.
management does not care about their staff